I purchased a set of solar heating panels on Ebay last week and expect them to be delivered in a day or so. As I work out the plumbing for these I wonder if it would make sense to hard plumb everything and get rid of the cheap intex hoses and less than 1" intake fittings currently used. I think opening everything up to 1 1/2" will improve my water flow, especially as I'm considering putting the solar panels on my sunroom roof about 20' from the pool. (You can see from my signature that I already upgraded from the cheap intex pump to a 1 HP one.)
Is doing this as simple as cutting two holes in the liner and installing two pool wall fittings? Obviously I could end up in big trouble if I make a hole in the liner and then be unable to get the fittings to work right. I'd like to hear that someone's successfully done this before I start hacking away. Please let me know if this is a crazy idea, or if it's doable.